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Below are brief sketches of the five major events that garner the well earned designation "Festival"!
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The ROTR 2014 poster

The 30th Annual Reaggae on the River™ Music Festival

What: A World-Renowned Reggae Music Experience
When: Thursday - Sunday, July 31st thru August 3rd, 2014
Where: French’s Camp (in the Cook’s Valley area of Humboldt County, CA)
Tickets: Now on Sale! $190 for 3-Day Pass / $250 for Early Arrival 4-Day Pass / $500 for RV Parking (does not include admission & is limited to 100 spaces)

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Join us on July 31 thru August 3rd, 2014 for 30th Anniversay Celebration of th Annual Reggae On The River® Music Festival at French's Camp in Piercy, CA. Set before a backdrop of ancient redwoods on the banks of the majestic Eel River, this anualcelebration of the best in reggae and world music has been a favorite festival tradition for over a quarter century and offers attendees an opportunity to soak up the irie northern Cali vibes while enjoying a diverse array of top-class international artists, vendors, and kids activities in a family friendly environment.

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Humboldt Hills Hoedown Poster


The 10th Anniversary Humboldt Hoedown

What: A Folk, Bluegrass, and Harvest Jam To Remember!
When: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: $30 Advanced / At the Door TBA


A down-home celebration of bluegrass & beyond, the annual Humboldt Hoedown will return to the Mateel Community Center in 2014 for it's (can you believe it?) 10th Anniversary! It customarily features a variety of world-class and local performers on two stages, along with vendors, a kid zone, petting zoo, country games, jamming opportunities, a slew of other great local, regional, and world-renowned performers on multiple stages, plus vendors, a kid zone, copious jamming opportunities, and a whole bunch of country fun for the whole family! Doors customarily open at high noon with music til midnight.

More information about the Annual Humboldt Hoedown





The 24th Annual Humboldt Hemp Fest!

What: An Annual Celebration of Cannabis and all things Hemp - featuring various artists, vendors, speakers, and performers.
Where: Mateel Community Center
When: 2014 Date TBA / Usually a Fri, Sat, and Sun (3-Day Event) weekend in early November
Tickets: Varies depending on what Day & Event / 2014 event details TBA when available

This popular festival features a variety of speakers, vendors, and performers sure to extol the many virtues of the hemp plant. For the last few years the festival has been expanded to a 3-Day event, featuring a special comedy kick-off on Friday, the main event with entertainment, vendors, and speakers on Saturday, and a hemp forum on Sunday featuring hemp experts, activists, and legal analysts from around the region and country. The 2014 event details and dates may vary though, so stay tuned!

More information about the Annual Humboldt Hemp Fest




Winter Arts Festival

The 2013 Winter Arts Poster

The 38th Annual Winter Arts Faire

What: A Holiday Craft and Christmas Entertainment Celebration
When: A Saturday & Sunday TBA in early December 2014 / Usually 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: Usually around $5 Per Day / Free for MCC members

Showcasing the diverse wares of more than 60 handcraft artisans, the Winter Arts Faire is southern Humboldt's premier holiday art and craft extravaganza. A great way to welcome the winter months, the annual event takes place in Early December each year features live music by local performers, wintertime food and drink, children's storytelling, and a visit from Santa.  The event also serves as a drop off location for Toys For Tots and the Humboldt Food Bank. Traditionally open 10am to 6pm both days with Santa dropping in!

More information about the 38th Annual Winter Arts Faire (links to the 2013 archive)...


Summer Arts and Music Poster

The SAMF 2014 poster

The 39th Annual Summer Arts and Music Festival

What: The Most Comprehensive Celebration of Art & Music on the North Coast
When: Saturday & Sunday, Early June 2015 / Date TBA
Where: Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Southern Humboldt County, CA
Tickets: Usually $15 per day / $25 for the weekend / Kids 12 and under are free

Coming up in summer 2015, the 39th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival will again offer up the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of art and culture on the North Coast. A favorite celebration to welcome the arrival of summer, the event takes place on the banks of the Eel River at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area and will feature 4+ stages of entertainment with more than 120 performances by acts local to international, more than 150 handmade craft and food booths, an outrageous kid zone, all-media fine arts show, the Generation Green tent, and lots of fun for the whole family.

More information about the Summer Art and Music Festival







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